After the tumultuous trial last year, Johnny Depp was awarded a $1 million settlement from Amber Heard.
The Trial of the Decade
In March 2019, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard after the Washington Post published an op-ed she wrote about being the victim of domestic violence. In the end, the jury sided with Depp in June of last year, and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The punitive damages, however, were later reduced to $350,000.
However, the jury also found Johnny Depp liable, citing comments by Depp’s lawyer, in which he referred to Heard’s claims as a “hoax.” That counterclaim awarded Heard $2 million in damages.
As reported by ET, Johnny Depp is planning to do big things with the money from his ex-wife. The Pirates of the Caribbean series star, who portrays Captain Jack Sparrow, allegedly plans to take the money and donate it to five separate charities.
He intends to equally distribute the money – sending $200,000 to each organization. The charities Depp plans to donate to include:
Make-A-Film – an organization that pairs Hollywood professionals with children battling life-threatening or severe illnesses.
The Painted Turtle – an organization that provides a life-changing free camp experience for sick children, inspiring them to reach beyond their illness.
Red Feather – an organization that partners with Indigenous communities to develop housing solutions.
Teitaroa Society – an organization formed by Marlo Brando that ensures island and coastal communities have a future.
Amazonia Fund Alliance – an organization that helps finance projects of Brazilian Non-profit organizations such as SPVS, SOS AMAZÔNIA, ALOKand Institute.
Since the trial ended last year, Amber Heard has been living with her child in Spain, while Johnny Depp formally made his return to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.